Saturday, August 3, 2013
2013 Bowman Platinum
The 2013 version of Bowman Platinum looks great to me. The design is typical Platinum: Slick, glossy, and a little futuristic. It really is a cool looking card.
The base set is small: 100 cards. Even though the pack size is small (5 cards) it looks like set builders will be able to put a set together with little problem. Of course there will be the normal color variations included. There is also a prospect base card set with an equal collectible number of 100. Nice.
Bowman would be remiss if they didn't put out a bunch of subsets with autographs abound. 2013 has all those and then some. Die-cuts, prospect autos, hexagraph booklet cards, patches, relics, bat plates...the list of "hits" is exhaustive. So, check out the checklist that I used from our friends sportscardradio.
One thing I love about Bowman: rookies. The set is loaded with rookies and prospecting rookies can be a lot of fun. And profitable.
If the funds allow, I will definitely be buying some more Platinum.
Here's the tally from my two packs: Lucas Sims, Luis Merejo (Diamonds in the rough), Mo Rivera, Gary Sanchez, Jonathan Schoop, Zunino, Lucas Giolito, Taylor Guerrieri (Top Prospects), Jedd Gyorko, Carlos Correa.